Peacock warns Lancaster players against complacency

Sam Bailey will be suspended for Lancaster City's game against New Mills.
Sam Bailey will be suspended for Lancaster City's game against New Mills.

Lancaster City boss Darren Peacock has warned his side against complacency when New Mills visit Giant Axe on Saturday.

The Derbyshire side sit second bottom of the table but the Blues supremo knows anything can happen in the Evo-Stik First Division North.

Peacock hopes his side can hit back after seeing their perfect start to 2015 end with a 2-1 defeat at Warrington Town on Saturday.

The former Newcastle and Blackburn defender said: “It’s a funny old league.

“The results might not be as big as the FA Cup shocks but there were some at the weekend that left you scratching your head.

“New Mills may be towards the bottom but they beat (eighth-placed) Farsley a few weeks ago, it’s nuts.

“It’s a home game and we’re looking to bounce back.”

Despite the defeat against FA Cup headline-makers Warrington, Peacock was keen to look to the positives as his side came within a whisker of stating unbeaten in the new year.

He said: “With a bit more luck we’d have got something from the game.

“We started really well and had a goal disallowed for a supposed offside.

“We created a lot of chances and I was really pleased with the lads.

“There was a lot of energy from the off and we were bright against a team who are very physically strong.

“We did well I’m just disappointed with the result.

“We’ve done really well in the last month with our defending and we need to get back to that on Saturday.

“It’s just one of those things where we dominated the game against supposedly one of the strongest clubs in the league but hit the woodwork three times.”

Peacock has nearly a full squad to play with against New Mills with Sam Bailey suspended after his red card in the Doodson Sport Cup against Marine and Lee Dodgson set to miss out with a hamstring problem.

Matty Poole also picked up a knock against Warrington but is expected to be okay for the New Mills clash.

Peacock said: “Lee Dodgson had to come off after 20 minutes against New Mills but Ryan Winder slotted straight back in.

“He’s been back training for a couple of weeks after his groin problem and has taken his chance.”